Ineos Is Recalling Some Grenadiers Over Hearth Threat


Ineos Grenadier

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The 2024 Ineos Grenadier might not even totally be on the a lot of the model’s 21 North American sellers and there’s already an issue. A recall has been issued for the Grenadier over its cool trying auxiliary switches as they will trigger a hearth.

The security recall report issued by the NHTSA, particulars the issue. The company says {that a} defect within the Grenadier’s non-compulsory aux switches can brief circuit and trigger a hearth.

On automobiles geared up with the non-compulsory auxiliary swap bundle relay, the relay management wire might develop into trapped underneath the relay energy cable connection nut throughout meeting, presumably compromising the integrity of the relay management wire insulation. If the integrity of the relay management wire insulation is compromised, a brief circuit might happen, growing the chance of thermal occasion or car fireplace.

Ineos Grenadier Auxiliary Switches

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The Grenadier’s auxiliary switches are a $1,650 possibility. If chosen, the switches are positioned on an overhead panel and can be utilized to manage issues like aftermarket winches and exterior lighting. Grenadier found the issue in November 2023 on a single mannequin. Whereas danger of fireside is greater than sufficient trigger for concern — particularly on a newly launched $70,000+ off-road toy — the general variety of affected automobiles is low, the NHTSA says it’s only one % of the entire variety of Grenadiers, or 706.

The NHTSA says homeowners ought to look out for smoke coming from the cargo space; that’s the primary inform {that a} brief circuit has occurred. House owners ought to have obtained their recall notices every week earlier than Christmas. The repair appears easy sufficient: Ineos sellers will examine the aux swap relay terminals after which “restore or change the broken management wire part and safe the wiring.” Unaffected Grenadiers could have insulated tape added to their wiring as a precaution.


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